Like we’ve mentioned in earlier posts, hotels make Miami Spice dining so easy. Everything’s in one spot, so it’s relatively effortless to spend a day stuffing your face with delicious deals. At Fontainebleau Miami Beach, almost every restaurant on-site is taking part in the two-month promotion. Last week, we had a chance to dine around the property. Here are the highlights.
This award-winning Cantonese restaurant is going all out for Miami Spice, with delicious dinner and weekend lunch specials. If you stop in on Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy bites like the popular Dim Sum Basket with an assortment of dumplings with fillings like spicy beef, scallop and black rice with vegetable. There are also entree options like Barbecue Chicken Wings and Old Beijing Noodles “Zhajiangmian.” For dessert, you can choose from Mango Custard or Chocolate Mousse.
Guests who visit during dinner can start their meal with a Green Salad before moving on to scrumptious selections like the Steamed Flounder Fish and Stir-Fry Beef. Dessert options are unchanged from the lunch menu.
It took us a while (three years), but we finally made it to Scarpetta. As first-time diners, we were blown away by the Miami Spice selections. Even if you’re a regular, we think you’ll be impressed by the Miami Spice offerings. Since Scarpetta is only open for dinner, they’ve put their all into the $39 dinner menu.
Starters include a delectable Mediterranean Octopus, Creamy Polenta and Mozzarella in Carrozza. For entrees, you can choose items like Roasted Branzino and — of course — the famous Spaghetti (it melts in your mouth). Two dessert options are available to close out your unforgettable meal: Tiramisu and Coconut Panna Cotta.
StripSteak By Michael Mina
First things first: Bread service here is insane. The Truffle Butter Bread will have you fighting with the rest of the table — you’ll want it all. Before you inhale the entire basket, make sure you save room for the forthcoming 3-course affair. Appetizers at Stripsteak include a super-fresh Heirloom Tomato Salad, Roasted Corn Soup and Ricotta Cavatelli.
As you can probably tell from the name, you should obviously order the Grilled Beef Churrasco with crispy Russet potato and chimichurri for your entree. Not in the mood for meat? There’s also Herb-Roasted Chicken Breast and Pan-Seared Striped Bass. Dinner concludes with your choice of Passion Fruit Panna Cotta or Milk Chocolate Mousse Bar.
Variety is the spice of life, and it’s also the hallmark of Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s offerings. Whatever you’re in the mood for — a great steak, some fun dim sum or a palate-pleasing pasta — you’ll find it here. Just be sure to pace yourself.
The Fontainebleau is located at 4441 Collins Ave. on Miami Beach. For menus, hours of operation and other information, visit the restaurants’ respective Miami Spice pages – Hakkasan, Scarpetta, and StripSteak.